Cartoonist David Rowe at the Hughes Gallery

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Editorial cartoonist for the Australian Financial Review, David Rowe is now showing at the Hughes Gallery in Surry Hills, Sydney. Rowe’s Labor Years is a look at the madness that is politics, with a focus on the Australian left. The only things good about politics are the political cartoons and David Rowe is one of Australia’s best, if not the best.Continue Reading

Melting China

melting ceramics by livia marin

I just came across the melting ceramics of Chilean artist Livia Marin from her Nomad Patterns series. They screw with your mind as you know ceramic teapots shouldn’t be melting, but there they are, almost dripping from the table. I’m not sure what the artist was thinking, but if you think of the ceramics as china(ware) you can see an environmental message. Continue Reading

Famous Artist Tattoos

famous painting tattoos

Looking through the search terms from a couple of weeks ago I started thinking about tattoos. I want to start looking at different arts, getting out of my comfort zone and exploring a bit more. My comfort zone is expressive painting and drawing, it’s what I love and know, but really, my taste is so ridiculously broad that you could almost say I have no taste.Continue Reading

Clouds and Famous Fashion Designers

Berndnaut Smilde clouds

I have a thing for clouds at the moment. I’m totally in love with them. Some days they’re so freaking beautiful I have to look away. I’ll be driving around in the car looking at them, swearing at them in disbelief, wondering how such things could exist. So the cloud works of Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde obviously fascinate me. He has teamed up with Harper’s Bazaar magazine to photograph famous fashion designers with his clouds.Continue Reading

Women Artists Want More

women artists bridget riley

Just reading an article by Jonathan Jones over at the Guardian. He’s saying that Bridget Riley is Britain’s greatest living painter, not David Hockney or Frank Auerbach. I think Bridget Riley is a very good artist and she’s super famous worldwide, but I don’t know what JJ has been smoking! He thinks Riley isn’t currently wearing the greatest living British painter crown because she’s a woman. What a load of crap.Continue Reading

Jonathan Meese Beats Nazi Salute Charge

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German artist Jonathan Meese ended up beating charges of doing Nazi salutes. In Germany Nazi gestures are banned. Meese was charged with doing a Nazi salute twice at an event called Megalomania in the Art World in Kassel, Germany. Luckily for Meese, one retarded law can be beaten with the law that says works of art are exempt.Continue Reading

Lady Gaga Naked

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Marina Abramovic’s Kickstarter project will be coming to end in four days time. She’s looking to raise $600,00 for her Marina Abramovic Institute and so far there has been $512,063 pledged. Like I mentioned before, it’s an all or nothing deal, so if she doesn’t raise another $90k she gets nothing.Continue Reading

Crucified Kids of Erik Ravelo

los intocables by eric ravelo

A friend just showed me the “Untouchables” or “Los Intocables” series of images by the Cuban born Fabrica photographer Erik Ravelo. They’re very powerful images and push a lot of hot buttons. They’re a good summary of what a pathetic species we are. Of course there’s so many more reasons why we suck, but this is a good start..Continue Reading

Old Chinese Man Worked for Art Forger Glafira Rosales

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The whole New York art forgery saga where Glafira Rosales supplied forged Modernist paintings to art dealers and made millions continues. Seventy-three year old Pei-Shen Qian has been fingered as the painter of the forgeries. Chinese born Qian’s house in Queens is currently empty as he and his wife have recently returned to China, which was normal for the couple, but the NYTimes suggests it looks more permanent this time. Continue Reading

Amazon Art

amazon.com art gallery

Just browsing the new Amazon.com Art store online. It has been up for more than a week now so I wanted to see how it was going. At the moment it seems to be somewhere between eBay art and a Sotheby’s auction, with prices starting at $10 and going all the way up to $4,850,000.00.Continue Reading